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Top 10 Hip Hop Albums in 2020 that You Should Add to Your Playlist

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If 2020 was to be summed up in one word, crazy would not be able to cover everything that has happened this year. From the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant to the death of Chadwick Boseman to the massive forest fires to the global pandemic COVID-19, which has resulted in a lockdown in very many countries worldwide to the Black Lives Matter protests and so much more.

If 2020 is not an entire movie or series, don’t know what it is! 2020 will undoubtedly take a massive chunk of history books. With all that was going on around us, mostly negative, many of us found safety and comfort in music. Below is a list the top hip hop albums of 2020 in no order.

1. BLXST- No Love Lost

South Centralproducer turned artist is best known for his collaborations with Bino Rideaux, who closely worked with Nipsey Hussle. My favorite tracks on BLXST’s No Love Lost album are ‘Gang Slide,’ ‘Wrong or Right,’ ‘Overrated,’ and ‘Be Alone.’

2. 21 Savage and Metro Boomin- Savage Mode 2

This album by 21 Savage is in the top three of my favorite 2020 hip hop albums. This album was one of the most anticipated albums in 2020, even with an epic trailer voiced by Morgan freeman helping to build up the anticipation of its release. It really is hard for me to pick my favorite tracks since I love all of them, but I have to confess Runnin and Mr. Right Noware on repeat.

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3. 6lack- 6PC Hot EP

Most if not all of my 6lack favorite tracks have featured other artists, so I wasn’t explicitly jumping for joy when this EP was released but still decided to give it a listen. I did not regret listening. My favorite tracks are ‘Elephant in the Room’ and ‘Know My Rights’ with Lil Baby, and I officially can’t wait to hear what 6lack cooks up in his next album.

4. Don Toliver- Heaven or Hell

This album would have been the absolute best for 2020 summer if the world wasn’t affected by a global pandemic. I discovered Don Toliver through the Jackboys EP with Travis Scott and decided to listen to his debut album, which I enjoyed. My favorites are ‘Can’t Feel my Legs’ and ‘Candy.’

5. Vic Mensa- V Tape

Not only is Vic Mensa a hip-hop artist, but he’s also an emcee and one of the best emcees in Chicago. I think ‘Vendetta’ was the perfect intro for the album. Was I The only one who got confused when Vic Mensa went through a rock phase? Anyway, be sure to give this album a listen.

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6. Gunna- Wunna Delux

If you’re like me, you probably were introduced to Gunna through his collaborations with other rappers such as Lil Baby. It took me a while to warm up to his music, but I enjoyed his Wanna Delux album. Some of the tracks I enjoyed from this album are ‘Cooler Than a Bitch’, ‘Met Gala,’ ‘Blindfold’ and ‘Top Floor’.

7. Bizzy Crook- From Me To You

I was introduced to Bizzy Crook’s music through an Instagram story and decided to look up his music. I was not disappointed by the Miami-born rapper’s music. My fav tracks are ‘Rich and Damaged’, ‘South Florida Girls’ and ‘Dios Mio.’

8. Lil Baby- My Turn

This is Lil Baby’s second studio album. The ‘Artist Of The Year’ title holder worked on this album with Quality Control Music. The album is about Lil Baby stepping into his star moment. He raps about his past life on the streets and the uncertainty that comes with pursuing his dream for rap.

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9. K Camp- Kiss 5

This album by the K Camp was the final chapter of the Kiss Series. My favorite tracks on the album are ‘What’s on Your Mind,’ ‘Rude Boy,’ ‘What’s The Rush’and’ Ari.’ I can’t wait to experience what Camp and the Rare Sound crew will put out in 2021.

10. Doe Boy and Southside- Demons R Us

I think that Doe Boy and Southside are a match made in heaven. The chemistry they had in the album is unmatched. Southside comes through with amazing street production, and the beats hit hard with intensity on every track. The beats suit Doe’s rap perfectly. Hopefully, the pair work together again, if not soon.

Honorary mention

1. Benny The Butcher and Hit Boy- Burden of Proof

2. Lil Uzi Vert- Luv Vs Tha World 2/Eternal Atake

3. G-Herbo- PTSD Deluxe

4. Nas and Hit Boy- Kings Disease

5. Drake, Darl Lane Demo Tape

6. Pop Smoke- Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

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The Best Hip Hop Producers in 2021

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Hip Hop Producers

Only a selected number of hip hop producers deserve mention for the quality of beats they produce. These producers have put out iconic sounds that have had a significant influence on the music industry. Their prowess has resulted in notable collaborations, and they have managed to build a name from their outstanding skills.

The Origin of Hip Hop

The underground urban movement that was a way of African-American youth expressing their reality began in the 1970s in Bronx, New York City. It has evolved over the years to be one of the genres embraced by different communities worldwide.

Who are the Best Hip Hop Producers?

 1.DJ Premier

DJ Premier (also known as Preemo) is an East Coast sounder mixer specializing in jazz, funk, and soul. He was part of the hip hop duo; Gang Starr, where he was rapping alongside Guru. After that, he started producing beats for top artists while pulling upcoming artists up the ladder. He has worked with Papoose, Christina Aguilera, Anderson Paak, and other great artists to cement the hip hop culture.

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 2. Dr. Dre

He emerged from the West coast in the late 80s and dived into electro funk before getting into the rap mainstream. In 1992, he changed the game with his debut album, The Chronic. It has never been the same since then. He has been the big man behind several hit songs such as “I Need A Doctor” and “Nothing but A ‘G’ thung.” Dr. Dre is known for his unapologetically clean mixes, crazy guitar licks, and synths. He has produced famous artists like Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, The Game, and Anderson Paak.

 3. Madlib

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In the early 1990s, Madlib started working with rappers in his “Crate Digga’s Palace,” realizing music production for them before going on to record music for his group. The record enticed Peanut Butter Wolf, who signed Madlib’s group. From that point, he started rising towards his production dream, and by 2005 he was known for producing for artists such as De la Soul and Erykah Badu. In 2010, Madlib announced his imprint called Madlib Invazion that took him two years to complete. In 2016 he featured Kendrick Lamar in his Good Friday Series. He is famous for creating alter ego “Quasimoto” and rapping his beats at a neck-breaking speed.

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 4. The Alchemist

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The Alchemist has taken after the sinister sound of havoc and Mob Deep. He has produced several East Coast Classics with beats that resemble a horror movie with a sound that is similar to the East Coast boom-bap. He has been hailed to be one of the leading producers and proves it by recording a whole album for rappers and doing instrumental projects independently.

 5. Just Blaze

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Just Blaze has made beats for several artists, including Jay Z, who has done several album productions for a while. His prowess has enabled him to compose the soundtrack for video games apart from blowing up radios with hit after hit that he has produced for artists like Eminem.

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 6. No I.D

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He started by making beats for Common and is well known as the producer of the famous ‘I Used To Love Her’ by Common. He has a prolific discography producing for names such as Jay Z  and G-Unit. No I.D is the executive vice president of A&R, Def Jam records.

 7. Wheezy

The young blood has taken over the ever-changing hip hop industry at hand, generating trap ballads for the major artists. Wheezy has worked with artists like Drake, Lil Gotit, Gunna, Future,21 Savage, and Travis Scott. Thank him for Future’s “Solitaries” and “Strawberry Peels” by Gunna and Young Thug. He has recently produced for the Canadian rapper Nav’s Mixtape. 

Who is the Best Producer Right Now?

The Alchemist is the most booming producer and has built his net worth of $5 million through his musical career. He has established himself to gain memorable tags for his type of music. What is your take?

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10 Best Boosie Badazz Songs

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10 Best Boosie Badazz Songs

Boosie Badazz, whose real name is Torrance Hatch, is an American rapper from Louisiana. The rapper has several albums under his belt together with mixtapes and compilations. He was formerly known as Lil Boosie before he changed his name to Boosie Badazz. This was after he was imprisoned in 2009 and got out in March, 2014. Even through this, the young talented rapper has been able to gain traction with his music and knows that he has more to prove.

We take a look at 10 of his baddest and illest songs.

Boosie Badazz Best Songs

1. Zoom (Featuring Young Joc)

This was his first track after he was signed under the record label Trill Entertainment. Together with Young Joc and the in-house music producer Mouse on the Track, the song was ill enough to be featured on two charts by Billboard. These were the hottest Rap/ R&B and Track and Hot Rap Charts.

2. Bad Azz

This was one of the earliest songs done by Boosie and it garnered quite a big influence in the music world. It peaked at number one on Billboard back in 2006. The song was the top single for the album also called the same.

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3.  Wipe Me Down (Featuring Foxx and Webbie)

The song was not his, but the way he presented himself on the remix of the song had people calling the song his. The original song was done by Foxx but after the remix, Boosie had not only built his reputation with the song but he had also worked his way up to being the flagship artist of Trill Entertainment.

4. Independent (Featuring Webbie and Lil Phat)

The song was sung for all the ladies who had made a name for themselves without depending on any man. Together with the late Lil Phat, Boosie delivered a killer scene-stealing verse that left fans asking for more.

5. Face Down (Featuring DJ Mustard, YG, Lil Wayne, and Big Sean)

It was released in September of 2014, just a few months after he was released from prison. You know the song had to be fire not just because of the presence of artists like Wayne and Big Sean, but also because Boosie had to prove to the world that he still had it in him. It’s one of the best collaborations done by Boosie.

6. Wartime (Featuring Webbie)

The song came out only days after he was released from prison. Boosie had to team up with his number one close artist since day one to bring the heat on. Just as promised by the song title, the song talks an awful enough amount about violence. With new rhymes in his pockets and mad energy from a starving artist, the song was a sure banger.

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7. She Don’t Love Me (Featuring Chris Brown)

As fans anticipated the release of his first album after he got released from prison, Boosie released this song which was kind of a bit different from his usual style. Here he talked about how he needed a woman to hold him down. The song is still fire as Chris Brown sticks to the hook and harmonizes all through the song

8. Heart of A Lion

The song was the first single released by the rapper on his album Touchdown 2 Cause to Hell and it did work up ye appetite of the fans. The rapper talks about how he has been underrated and talks about how his dad never was at home making him have to feed himself. It’s a touching banger that you just have to like.

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9. Better Believe It (Featuring Webbie and Young Jeezy)

This song was so good that it was placed as the sophomore follow up to the album, Super Bad: The Return of Boosie Badazz. With the help of his friends Webbie and Young Jeezy, the Louisiana rapper almost outmatched the song Wipe Me Down and was the last song he released before heading to jail.

10. Do It Big (Featuring Webbie)

The song and the video of the song were simple and elegant. When the whole industry focused on flexing, Boosie and his long time friend Webbie released a banger that showed how the two blended and had a powerful message of appreciating the little that you have. In the song, Boosie opened up and spoke of how he would be happy if he scored a deal with a bigger record deal.

Conclusion

From Lil Boosie to Boosie Badazz, the rapper has remained relevant in the music industry adapting as best as he could to the changing situations. The list is not extensive enough for all hits he came up with, but we would like to see you create a playlist of his best songs to date.

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The 10 Best A Boogie Wit da Hoodie Songs

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his singles ‘Numbers’, ‘Drowning’ and ‘Look Back at It.’ He has also gotten to work with other hitmakers such as Chris Brown, 21 Savage and Tory Lanez.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, whose real name is Julius Dubose is worth $5 million. His stage name was given to him by his friends as a nickname since he was always in a hoodie. Below is a list of 10 greatest Boogie wit da Hoodie songs of all time. 

What are A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Top Songs?

1. Numbers

This song features vocals from American rappers Roddy Ricch and Gunna and peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track is the fifth single from his third studio album Artist 2.0. It was certified as Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

2. Drowning

This 2017 single is the lead single for his debut album, The Bigger Artist. This song is one of A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s most famous songs that helped put him on the map. The single peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. It features vocals from American rapper Kodak Black. It was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA.

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3. Look Back at It

A list of the greatest songs of all time by Boogie Wit da Hoodie would not be complete without mentioning this single. This 2018 release is the lead single f his second studio album Hoodie SZN. It peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified by the RIAA as 4x Platinum.

4. Swervin

This 2018 track features American rapper 6ix9ine. The official video release in 2019 however, omitted 6ix9ine’s verse. The track peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA.

5. Pills and Automobiles

This track by American rapper Chris Brown features American rappers A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Kodak Black and Yo Gotti. It peaked at number 46 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It has been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA.

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6. Me and My Guitar

This track is from the Artist 2.0 album which was certified by the RIAA as Gold for having sold five hundred thousand units. This track was initially named ‘Guitar Song’ before being changed to ‘Me and My Guitar.’ In the track, A Boogie reflects on past heartaches.

7. Still Think About You

This track which is one of A Boogie’s top tracks was released in 2016. The track was inspired by a girl who did him wrong. I know we shouldn’t rejoice over another’s misery, but a beautiful masterpiece was born thanks to this significant heartbreak.

8. One Nighter

This track was A Boogie’s first collaboration with YFN Lucci. In celebration of his platinum success, A Boogie would release one song every day, and One Nighter was one of the songs released in the course of that week in 2018.

9. Mood Swings

This is another highly viewed A Boogie track. This top A Boogie track was released in 2019 by Highbridge and Atlantic Records. It’s the lead single from his third studio album Artist 2.0. The song peaked at number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was certified Gold by the RIAA.

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10. Startender

Our last song of the list of the greatest A Boogie songs of all time is Startender. This track features vocals from Offset and Tyga. It peaked at number 56 on the US Billboard Hot 100. This track is part of the Hoodie SZN which peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 in its first week becoming A Boogie’s number one album. In June 2019, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Bottom Line

We hope you enjoyed our list of the top A Boogie hit songs. We can’t wait to see what A Boogie has in store for us in 2021. What song do you think should have been a part of the top 10 A Boogie songs?

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The 10 Best Lil Baby Songs in 2021

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Lil Baby established himself as one of the great hip hop artists after releasing his highly anticipated album My Tun on February 28, 2020. He rose to mainstream fame in 2017 following the release of his mixtape Perfect Timing.

Throughout his hip hop career, Lil Baby has been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards and 7 BET Awards. Last year, he was crowned ‘Artist of the Year‘ at the Apple Music Awards 2020.

We have sifted through the 25-year-old’s rapper three-year career to select some of his best songs to date. Below are our top Lil Baby tracks.

Lil Baby’s Top Songs

1. Sum 2 Prove

Released in 2020 this track is one of Lil Baby’s top tracks. This track peaked at number 16 on the charts and is a part of the My Turn album. In this track, Lil Baby raps about his success and how he can now help his family out. The track was produced by Twysted Genius under Quality Control and Universal labels.

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2. Woah

This song is one of Lil Baby’s best songs that was released in 2019. This single was from his second studio album My Turn. Released trough Univeral Music and Quality Control, it reached number 1 on Apple Music within 24 hours. It debuted at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is also one of Lil Baby’s most streamed songs.

3. Drip Too Hard

Released in 2018, Lil Baby’s most popular song is definitely in our list of top Lil Baby songs. This song which featured Gunna peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was Lil Baby’s second highest-charting song. It was nominated for a Grammy in 2020 for Best Rap/Sung Performance. It was the lead single for his album Drip Harder.

4. My Dawg

Released through Quality Control in 2017, this track peaked at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the lead single from his mixtape Harder Than Hard. The track has a catchy melody, and its remix featured vocals from hip hop artists Quavo, Moneybagg Yo and Kodak Black.

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5. Baby

This track was released by Quality Control in 2019 and featured vocals from DaBaby and Lil Baby. This track debuted at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 21 on the charts.

6. Freestyle

Released in 2017, this track was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA for having sold 2 million units. It is part of the Too Hard album.

7. Emotionally Scarred

This track that is one of Lil Baby’s top songs peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was released in 2020 as the third single from his My Turn album.

8. Yes Indeed

This track was from Lil Baby’s 2018 album Harder Than Ever. This track that featured Canadian born rapper, singer and songwriter Drake, peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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9. For the Night

This track by the deceased American rapper Pop Smoke featured Lil Baby and DaBaby. It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. This track was certified as Platinum by the RIAA after selling 1 million units.

10. Put A Date On It

This single was by American rapper Yo Gotti and featured vocals from Lil Baby. It peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was released in 2019 and was the lead single for Gotti’s album Untrapped. The track was certified as 2x Platinum by the RIAA.

Bottom Line

We hope you enjoyed our list of top Lil Baby tracks. Is there any track you wished you saw on the list of Lil Baby’s best hit songs?

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The 10 Best French Montana Songs 2021

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Karim Kharbouch popularly known as French Montana, is an American-Moroccan rapper. He was born and raised in Morocco but moved to the US when he was 13 after his family emigrated.

The 36-year-old had his first breakthrough after releasing the single ‘Choppa Choppa Down‘ in 2010. His second studio album Jungle Rules released in 2017 peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200. Let’s dive into a list of the best French Montana songs of all time. 

French Montana’s Top Songs

1. Unforgettable

One of the best French Montana of all time has to be Unforgettable. This track which features Swae Lee vocals became Montana’s first song as a lead artist to reach the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100. The song which is part of the Jungle Rules album peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The official music video has even garnered 1.1 billion views on YouTube and was certified as 8x Platinum by the RIAA.

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2. Lock Jaw

This track which was released in 2016 features vocals from American rapper Kodak Black. The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA for selling over 1 million units. The song debuted at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 73.

3. Writing On The Wall

This top French Montana song features guest appearances from American rappers Cardi B and Post Malone and Jamaican producer Rvssia. It was released in 109 as the fifth single from Montana’s third studio album, Montana. The single is certified Gold by the RIAA and peaked at number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100.

4. Moses

This track which was released in 2015 is one of French Montana’s greatest songs of all time. The song features vocals from American artists Migos and Chris Brown. It peaked at number 23 on the Billboard US Rap Airplay chart.

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5. Freaks

This track produced by Rico Love and Earl $ E from Division 1 is one of French Montana’s top tracks. This track which has been certified Gold by RIAA features vocals from American rap queen Nicki Minaj. It peaked at number 77 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

6. All the Way Up

This track is by American rappers Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring vocals from French Montana. At the 59th Grammy Awards. It was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. It was released in 2016. This song was certified 2x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

7. No Stylist

This track featuring Canadian artist Drake was released in 2018. It was certified as Platinum by the RIAA after selling 1 million units. In this track, Drake raps and fuels the flames of his beef with Kanye West. The track’s music video features cameos from rap artists who’ve played a significant role in shaping rap music’s fashion aspect over the years.

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8. Pop That

This is a 2012 single by French Montana that features Rick Ros, Drake, and Lil Wayne’s vocals. The song has been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA after selling 2 million units. It peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100.

9. Ain’t Worried About Nothin’

This single is part of the Excuse My French album and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Released in 2013, this track has peaked at number 63 on the US Billboard Hot 100. 

10. Figure it out

This track featuring American rapper Kanye West was released in 2016 as the first single from his mixtape Wave Gods

Which is your favourite song from the list of the best French Montana songs we have compiled?

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